Merrithew Health & Fitness


All Instructors

Eric Clothier

C2 Pilates Training Center
Avon, Connecticut USA

Eric is an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ who specializes in STOTT PILATES®. With a 15+ year addiction to Pilates and 20+ year devotion to yoga, Eric loves to help people reach their full potential.  He is a fully certified Patanjali Yoga Instructor, Yamuna Body Rolling Instructor, ACE and NASM Personal Trainer, who graduated Suma Cum Laude twice earning a BS in Psychology and then a BFA in Dance.  He works at Asphalt Green Battery Park City in NYC and loves helping people from all walks of life find the inner chutzpah needed to make lasting positive change.

Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels, ISP
BS in Psychology Suma Cum Laude, BFA in Dance Suma Cum Laude, NASM, ACE, Yoga Instructor, Yamuna Body Rolling Instructor

Erica Loder

Pacific Northwest Pilates Education
Portland, Oregon USA

Erica moved to Portland in 2004 where she worked as an orthopedic and sports physical therapist seeing patients of all ages and fitness levels. She turned to STOTT PILATES® following a spinal surgery and has since made it an integral component of her physical therapy practice. Working with clients at Element Wellness and Sports Rehabilitation and at Pacific NW Pilates in Portland, OR, Erica is able to teach the therapeutic application of STOTT PILATES. In 2014 she received the honor of becoming a Rehab Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™, specializing in Rehab STOTT PILATES.

Erica earned a BS in Exercise Physiology from Montana State University in 2002 where she was a member of the women’s golf team, a student athletic trainer for the MSU football team, became an AFAA certified aerobics and personal fitness instructor, and was trained in Olympic weightlifting. She became a Certified Athletic Trainer in 2002 and earned her Master’s in Physical Therapy from the Mayo School of Health Sciences in 2004, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in 2006.

Physical Therapist, Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach

Erika Fehler

Ciudad De Buenos Aires, Buenos Aries Argentina

Erika began her STOTT PILATES® education in 2005 and followed the path towards becoming a Full Certified Instructor.  She became a certified Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ in 2007.

Matwork, Reformer, SPX

Esther Villaramiel

Villadolid, Spain

Esther began her training in STOTT PILATES® in 2006 and is now an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES. Looking to expand her knowledge base, she has attended several courses focusing on movement screenings including Kinetic Control, Performance Stability and Be Activated. A specialist in Personal & Group Training, she is also a qualified instructor in ZENGA™ Matwork and Equipment as well as CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™  from MERRITHEW. Esther is an energetic and very technical instructor who manages her own center in Valladolid, Spain.


Matwork, Reformer, CORE

Eva Powers

Equilibrium Mind-Body Fitness
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan USA

As the Chair of the Maggie Allesee Department of Dance in the College of Fine Arts at Wayne State University, Eva’s primary research is in education, pedagogy, teaching methodology and dance science. Her courses in Dance Kinesiology and Movement Analysis reflect her interest in the integration of body and mind conditioning for dancers. An Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™, Eva was recently named a Lead IT for STOTT PILATES®. She has also achieved Level 1 Certification in Gyrotonic® and apprentice level in Gyrokinesis. Eva is a dancer, choreographer, gifted professor and mentor to new STOTT PILATES instructors at Equilibrium.

Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP